Friday, August 23, 2013

BCRD offers fall youth soccer programs

Sign-ups being accepted now

     Boys and girls of all abilities are welcome to participate in the Blaine County Recreation District’s fall youth soccer program for ages 3-5 and all the way up to the eighth grade.

     New this year, depending on whether there is sufficient interest, is a recreational program for boys and girls in the seventh and eighth grades.

     So, the Hailey-based program now includes four age levels. They are Tyke Soccer Development for ages 3-5, Kindergarten Soccer, Youth Soccer for kids in grades 1-6, and Youth Soccer for those in grades 7-8.

     Online ( and in-person registrations are currently being accepted.

     For most programs, coaches and sponsors are still needed. Contact Brad Musbach at 578-5458 or email him at

     BCRD Sports and League coordinator Musbach reminded parents that if they’re interested in having their child play in Ketchum this fall, they should contact Ketchum Parks and Recreation at 726-7820.

     Program descriptions are:

     · Tyke Soccer Development season runs from Sept. 12-Oct. 17 on Thursdays only from 4-4:45 p.m. at Hailey’s Nelson Field just north of the rodeo grounds. It is a clinic-style program (no teams or coaches) with parents participating along with kids.

     Cost is $50 online, $55 at the BCRD office or $60 if paid after Monday, Sept. 9. It includes instruction, jersey and participation medal.

     · Kindergarten Soccer meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 10-Oct. 17, from 5:15-6 p.m. at Nelson Field. It is a clinic-style program.

     Cost is $60 online, $65 at the BCRD office or $75 if paid after Monday, Sept. 9.

     · Youth Soccer for grades 1-6 features coaches and a fall game schedule. Practices at Hailey fields and games are on six Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nelson Field between Sept. 14 and Oct. 26.

     Each team practices twice a week for one hour each day. Practices starting the week of Sept. 9 are either Monday and Wednesday between the hours of 4-7 p.m., or Tuesday and Thursday. Practice locations include Hailey fields in Cutters, Foxmoor, Keefer, Woodside and Nelson.

     Cost is $60 online, $65 at the BCRD office or $75 after Saturday, Sept. 7. The cost includes instruction, jersey and participation medal. A mandatory Player’s Clinic is Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Nelson Field.

     · Youth Soccer for grades 7-8 is planned to operate on a similar schedule as the grades 1-6 program, practicing twice a week, after school, with games to be determined. All participants will practice together during the first week, from Sept. 9-12, and teams will be formed afterward.

     Cost is the same as grades 1-6, ranging from $60 to $75 depending on when and how you pay. If there aren’t enough participants to offer the program, your entry fee will be refunded.

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